Degrees and Certifications:

Candace Newton

I am very excited about the 2019-2020 school year at Beechwood Middle School, and I look forward to working with you and your child to provide the best possible learning experience.  I have six years of teaching experience. I taught for four years in Tennessee, one year in preschool, and three years in 7th-grade ELA. I moved to SC after marrying my husband in 2017. I taught 6th-grade math for two years at Crossroads Intermediate School in Irmo before coming to Beechwood this year! I have a teacher’s certificate for elementary education and middle-level mathematics. I have a South Carolina endorsement to teach gifted and talented students.  I earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a minor in mathematics from Tennessee Wesleyan University. I earned this degree because of a dual athletic scholarship in basketball and cross country. I will be the girls’ basketball coach here at Beechwood. Family is very important to me. Over the summer, I gave birth to my daughter, Caroline. I enjoy spending every second I can with her and the rest of my family. Aside from family, my two major passions are teaching and coaching. I love teaching math, staying active, and watching sports!